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Colin Farrell believes in the power of love

February 14th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Colin Farrell believes in the "power of love".
The 37-year-old actor - who has sons James, 10, and Henry, four, from previous relationships - insists love helps the world go round and claims every relationship requires affection to keep it afloat.
Talking at the premiere for his new film, 'A New York Winter's Tale', at London's Kensington Odeon, he told BANG Showbiz: "I think the world would sink under the weight of its own more destructive aspects if it wasn't for love, evening the score a little bit. Whether it's love between friends, between parents and their children, lovers, whatever ...
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Jessica Brown Findlay taking trapeze lessons for new film

February 10th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Former Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay has taken up trapeze lessons in order to prepare for her role in Frankenstein.

The actress will play a circus performer in the new film, opposite fellow Brits Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, and she wants to make sure she looks the part on camera.

She tells the New York Times, "I'm doing static trapeze, so you climb a rope and do lots of insane things, up very, very high with only one arm or one leg on the bar. When we film it, I'm relying on the fact that there will be a net."

Frankenstein, which is based on Mary Shelley's novel of the ...
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Downton Abbey star lands leading lady role in Frankenstein

September 12th, 2013 3:02am EDT
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Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay has landed a leading role in the new Frankenstein adaptation opposite Daniel Radcliffe and James Mcavoy.

The actress, who played the late Lady Sybil Crawley in the period drama, has beaten out a host of other leading ladies to land the role of an injured trapeze artist in director Paul McGuigan's retelling of the Mary Shelley horror classic.

Radcliffe will play hunchback Igor in the film, while McAvoy will portray monster-maker Victor Frankenstein.
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Jessica Brown Findlay Laments Her Topless Movie Scene

March 26th, 2013 5:22pm EDT
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British actress Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless in 2011 movie Albatross and concedes she was "naive" for agreeing to strip off.

The former Downton Abbey star plays a teenager who has an affair with an older man in the film, and one scene shows her flashing her chest to prove her age.

However, Brown Findlay wishes she had turned down the request to show her breasts, telling British magazine the Radio Times, "To be honest, Albatross was naivety and not knowing that I could say no. I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind."

The act...
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'Downton Abbey's' Jessica Brown Findlay Up For 'Captain America' Role

October 3rd, 2012 3:02pm EDT
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Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay is hoping to swap period dramas for superhero movies with a role in the next Captain America film.

The British actress, who plays Lady Sybill in the hit U.K. drama series, is said to be in the running to star opposite Chris Evans in upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are said to have put together a shortlist of five actresses for the lead female role in the film, taking over from British star Hayley Atwell who appeared as the superhero's love interest in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. ...
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'Downton Abbey's' Jessica Brown Findlay To Front Jewelry Campaign

February 29th, 2012 8:10am EST
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Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay is to follow singer Florence Welch as the face of British jeweler Dominic Jones.

The 22-year-old actress, who plays Lady Sybill in the hit period drama, will front Jones' winter collection later this year.

The jeweler says, "The collection is quite aristocratic and she was a perfect fit."
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Shirley MacLaine Joins 'Downton Abbey'

January 31st, 2012 9:17am EST
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine is set to join the cast of award-winning British TV drama "Downton Abbey" as the mother of Elizabeth McGovern's Countess of Grantham.

Maclaine will play American socialite Martha Levinson in the upcoming third season of the celebrated series, which begins shooting this spring.

Confirming the casting news, producer Gareth Naeme tells the BBC, "(Writer/creator) Julian (Fellowes) has written another brilliant character in Martha Levinson, who will be a wonderful combatant for Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess."
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